Heck yeah! I think it would be great for close range. Especly if you handload. You can pump a .45 up to .44mag power.The .45 LC might be a good close range option for deer, though.
I had the unfortunate pleasure of having an armadillo enter our tent in Texas while camping with Wife #1's family. The armadillo was fine; the pack of dogs in hot pursuit were another story! 3 made it into the tent, the armadillo exited, and eventually the dogs found the door and followed. I hope the little fella got away - I didn't know they could be fast!:danceban:Freedz said:That hilarious! I didnt know you were allowed to shoot them. Then again I've never actually seen one, not too many of em roaming the woods of PA.